A laser gun used by Harrison Ford's character Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise is expected to fetch more than $200,000 (£133,333) in an online auction.

The prop weapon, which does not fire, was used in close up scenes in the science fiction movies.

According to online auction house Invaluable.com, the Dl-44 Blaster's most notable scenes are in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back where Darth Vader lifts the weapon out of Solo's hand and in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi when he wrestles the weapon back from a Stormtrooper.

The item has been posted with a reserve price of $200,000 (£133,333) and bids close on 21 December (13).